Sonja Bauman, Anna Bauman, Elizabeth Busche and Skip Cory Christensen roared back from an early 7 – 3 deficit by scoring 2 in the 8th end, stealing 2 in the ninth end to tie and stealing 2 again in a dramatic tenth end to win the 2012 US Junior National Championships. Next they are off to Oestersund, Sweden for the World Junior Championships, Saturday Mar 3, 2012 through Sunday Mar 11, 2012. Watch the website for welcome home details and fundraising events for the team. Congratulations Ladies!
The Christensen rink is currently 4-1 after 3 days of competition!
Good luck to the Duluth teams traveling to Hibbing this weekend to compete in the Minnesota Club Championships. The O’Leary rink will play in the women’s division and the Sormunen, Kraus, and George rinks will be playing in the men’s. Good curling! Read more about it at Minnesota Curling.
Two Duluth Men’s Teams won events at the 2012 Two Harbors International January 20-22nd. Team Shuster won the A event and Team Kraus won the C event. Congratulations gentlemen!
Don’t forget to schedule your flex games. All flex games must be played by the last week in February. As we get closer to the end of February, it will become more difficult to find sheets available for your game. Schedule a sheet now with Dick in the office!
Volunteers needed this weekend for the Bert Payne Spiel and the hockey games (both nights). Talk to Dick in the office or Nancy Odden if you can help!
Congratulations to the Sormunen rink of Duluth (Seppo Sormunen, Jeff Ritchie, Mike Huska, Roger Hendrickson) who defeated the Litman Rink of Duluth (Ross Litman, Sam Perrella, Dean Birman, Mike Kniffin) in the A Event. Other event winners were as follows: B event – Journeaux rink of Wisconsin, C event – the Carr Rink of Duluth, D event – the Hill Rink of Duluth.
Read about it at the Duluth News Tribune
The second half of the new curlers league begins this Wednesday, January 18th. Now is the time to offer your friends the opportunity to give curling a try with this 10 week instructional league for half the cost of a new curler membership. Sign up with Dick in the office (preferred) or just show up early for the 7:00 league.
There is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All proceeds go to our junior club members who will be competing in the Junior Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin January 28 through February 4, 2012. DCC members competing are Sophie Brorson, Cory Christensen, Elizabeth Busche, Anna Bauman, Sonja Bauman, Ethan Meyers, Trevor Host, Tony Wright, Wes Leksell and Noah Johnson. Please help support our juniors at nationals. The $5.00 tickets can be purchased from one of the juniors or at the door.